A twisted definition of pro-life

July 2, 2011

A political movement that sacrificed the contraceptive continuity of low income families does not deserve to be called pro life. It is wrong for public servants to misuse public health policy for political influence. To suggest that an anti-choice policy is therefore pro life is manipulative and dishonest. Withholding “my tax dollars” from Planned Parenthood was anti-life, anti-choice and not at all the intention of many faithful voters who supported pro life candidates.

Countries where all citizens are assured state-of-the-art reproductive health services enjoy the lowest abortion rates in the world. Evidence-based, cost-effective, brilliant public health policy is truly pro-life. This is the position of reproductive justice.

Sue Ellen Braunlin

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